I finally got a chance to work with Melanie Muenchinger's stamp set, Inspiration Mosaic, (available through Gina K Designs). I put it to use to make two quilt cards. Now, I am NOT a sewer but I love quilts so this was my way to make a paper quilt.
This first card was designed as a thank you for my colleague, Cathy, who made a t-shirt quilt for my daughter. We gathered all of Dee's favorite t-shirts from college and Cathy made them into a spectacular t-shirt quilt. ABSOLUTELY fabulous. (Dee hasn't seen it yet so I'm not posting a pic.) I wanted my thank you card to reflect the concept of a quilt so I turned to Melanie's Inspiration Mosaic stamp.
I started out by stamping the mosaic onto a piece of white CS (my "master quilt"). Each quilt piece was stamped onto designer paper from PTI, cut out then adhered to the master quilt. Two of the solid pieces of CS were stamped in Versamark with the words thank you and grateful as a subtle sentiment on the front. Once the "master quilt" was assembled I ran the whole thing through my CB with the swirls embossing folder. A big fun flower with a button center was my final touch.
I added a couple of strips of DP to the inside with a thank you senti. The best part about this card? My quilter friend loved it so much she is framing it for her wall in her quilt room!!!
I thought this was so much fun that I made another quilt card from Inspiration Mosaic. This one is for the Color Challenge on Stamp TV this week. I used GinaK's Pumpkin Spice, Green Apple, SU! So Saffron and Vanilla CS. I followed the same process as the first one only I CB'd each piece before I adhered it, instead of the whole master quilt. For the wreath I stamped the mini sunflower image from Theresa Momber's Autumn Beauty in a circle using Butterscotch Vivid Ink then colored with copics, cut with Nesties, and sponged a bit of So Saffron. I added a fun bow from some fun fibers, and a few buttons to finish it off.
Thanks for looking! Have a great week :-)